Students receive dictionaries

T he entire third-grade class at Mary J. Tanner happily flipped through brand new dictionaries Friday morning.

In keeping with and eight or nine-year tradition, the Granville Rotary Club purchased and handed out these books to all the third-graders.

“We want to promote kids’ reading, and it’s a very valuable tool to have,” Rotarian Bob Meldrum said. He came with Kevin Ely and Steve Williams, another Rotarian, who told the students what the Rotary Club is all about.

Meldrum said Rotary clubs across the United States and in other countries give out dictionaries to young students on an annual basis. He hopes the teachers will encourage the students to use these books in their classrooms.

After the teachers presented the students individually with their own books, the kids shook hands with Williams, Meldrum and Ely. Their principal, Diane Dumas, then asked them to look up various words in the dictionaries and explained how to use them.

The students enthusiastically responded and showed each other new features in their new books.

“It’s a matter of discipline for kids to learn,” he said.3-21 018

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